Porches Shares Video for New Single “Country”

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We are looking at 2018 before we get a new album and follow-up to last year’s exceptional Pools from Aaron Maine’s Porches project. However, we do have a brand new meditative track “Country” to hold us over until then along with a beautifully shot visual companion. The production is a dreamy as ever with the song it self coming off as an affirmation or prayer with Dev Hynes and Bryndon Cook inserting some harmonies.

Watch the Video for New Song “Mad As Hell” from U.S. Girls

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Meghan Remy’sU.S. Girls project has returned with a new single titled “Mad As Hell” out now through 4AD. No word yet on whether it is or will be associated with a follow-up to 2015 year’s best Half Free, but it is easy to see by the video that the song is very much influenced by the current unsettling political and social climate. Listen below.

Watch Men I Trust’s Video for “Tailwhip”

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Considering they are quite possibly our favorite band at the moment (not to mention their satellite projects), we completely spaced on the video for Men I Trust’s latest pop perfect single “Tailwhip.” The song is easily one of our favorite tracks of 2017 and the video brings out the nostalgia with a collage of home videos from their childhood. The song brings to mind a more up-tempo early Zero 7, most specifically their songs with Sia and Sophie Barker, who lead singer Emma sounds like a blend of.

Premiere: Brandon Whyde // Come To Jesus

Brandon Whyde

I would often walk into a Fountain Square bar and there would sit Brandon Whyde…relaxed, beyond cool, smiling and being smiled back at by the prettiest lady in the room. I couldn’t help but admire his aesthetic. He was (is) cool, but he was also, maybe surprisingly to some, shy and kind, and if you broke through with a little effort, easy to talk to to.

Whyde is a soulful singer-songwriter with a penchant for mourning and reflection. His whiskey-infused voice tells tales that sometimes will make you weep and other times will make you holler in celebration. He’s seen his fair share of success, in his early career. He’s opened for the likes of Dwight Yoakam, Sturgill Simpson, Lady Antebellum, and Nathaniel Rateliff, and he even sang at Emmy Award-winning actress Katherine Heigl’s wedding.

Whyde ultimately decided to leave Indianapolis. He headed to the greener musical pastures of Nashville, Tennessee to create his third album, “Silver Apples of the Moon,” which he’ll release on September 19th. When he wasn’t working on the album, he was co-writing songs with Grammy-winning country songwriter Clint Lagerberg and modern Americana music stars Jamie Kenney, Tony Lucca and Stone Aielli.

Whyde’s new album was recorded with Grammy-winning producer Jimmy Nutt in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and it includes some of the veteran musicians who helped The Shoals earn acclaim as a hotbed of musical talent. Spooner Oldham, who played keyboards on Percy Sledge’s “When a Man Loves a Woman,” and Bob Wray, who’s played bass on more than 30 #1 country hits, are just a few of the artists appearing on “Silver Apples of the Moon.” Today, we premiere the first song and video from the album, “Come To Jesus.”

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Premiere: Louisville’s BRENDA Share Video for “bb’s buttons”

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Currently working on their debut LP, last year, four-piece BRENDA released their sneaky good second EP, NIGHTSCHOOL. The release was an explosion of reverb-filled fun, however their was one outlier on the collection with “bb’s buttons.” While the song cuts loose in moments, there is an consistent sweetness permeating from the lyrics and the layered boy/girl harmonies throughout. The video continues that sweetness visualizing the story of two people coming together. Watch below.

Dinner Returns with New LP, Shares Video for “Un-American Woman”

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Danish musician Anders Rhedin, known better under his moniker Dinner, has announced a new LP, New Work, slated for release on September 8th via Captured Tracks. The album is was created over a intense period of late-night session with a conscious effort to be more collaborative enlisting assistance from Charlie Hilton and Sean Nicholas Savage. “Un-American Woman” is the first song from the release and, per Rhedin, is “about disillusionment and a fear of being stuck in a certain lifestyle” and a desire to be in “constant movement.” It also draws inspiration from William Blake’s Proverbs of Hell. Sonically, the song vocally is Morrissey meets Nico over sharp, interwoven instrumentation and comes in tow with a visual. The pre-order can be found here, including a limited edition clear vinyl release.

Premiere: S.M. Wolf Unveil Video for “We All Decided No”

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Indianapolis S.M. Wolf, the project of Amo Joy led by Adam Gross and including Melanie Rau, Rachel Enneking, and Ben Leslie released their excellent debut LP back towards the end of 2015. Recently, they hooked up with Tanner Standridge and BrainTwins to put together a visual for LP highlight “We All Decided No” starring some of their friend’s kids. Says Gross of the clip, “we were trying to go for an Alice in Wonderland-type theme where a girl finds herself in a strange psychedelic world full of demented animations and oddities.” He continues, “we soon find that her twin brother was captured by a monster, and she’s trying to save him from his hypnotic trance.” The video was a completely DIY affair with Gross and Standridge creating props and doing the stop-motion animation resulting in what Gross calls a “playful and dark” dark compliment to the track.

Along with the video below, you can grab their debut album on sweet neon green w/ black splatter vinyl courtesy of Jurassic Pop and a 7″ lathe-cut single via Joyful Noise.